Tracking pigs from producer to product

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Dear Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board,

I am interested to understand the number of pigs moving from rearers to produce outlets on a month by month basis for the last 3 years.

I would like to request the following data for the last three years (2010, 2011 and 2012) with figures broken to the the monthly level, please provide two data tables...

For each pig producer :-

- The details of each pig movement registered with you.
Please provide a data 'row' per registered transportation.

* the date of transportation/movement
* source name and address
* destination name and address
* number of pigs moved

For each pig processor:-

* The date of purchase
* The processors name and address
* The purchasers name and address
* number of carcasses purchased (where a carcass is not the unit of transation, please indicate the unit and amount)

In both of the above data groups, the data fields listed are the minimum requested, but I will happily accept any other detail your database holds, especially if it is easier for you to produce a full rather than partial extract of the data.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Salter

Guy Attenborough, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Dear Mr Salter,
This request should be made to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
We are contracted by Defra, through Our BPEX division, to run an online and bureau pig movement service but the ownership of the data rests with Defra.
Yours sincerely

Guy Attenborough
Head of Communications
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Direct: 024 7647 8675

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Dear Guy Attenborough,

thank you for the quick turnaround and direction provided; it is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Salter